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Martindale and Co, Dispensing chemists

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/26
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Martindale and Co, Dispensing chemists
Date(s): 1896-1970
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 64 vols
Name of creator(s): Martindale and Co Dispensing chemists, London W1
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Administrative/Biographical history:

William Martindale (1840-1902) began trading in 1873. This business, situated in New Cavendish Street, central London, traded thereafter as W Martindale. In the 1890s William's son, William Harrison Martindale (1874-1932) assumed control of his father's firm and expanded the manufacturing side of the business. 1928 he rebuilt the New Cavendish Street premises and erected a factory in Chenies Mews behind University College Hospital. The business, W Martindale, was acquired by Savory and Moore Ltd in 1933, following which the retail operation at New Cavendish Street continued to trade as W Martindale until the mid-1970s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Prescription books, Martindale and Co chemists, 1936-1970.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Changed the system of prescription registers in the 1940s to one single volume for all prescriptions rather than the separate alphabetical sequences used previously.

Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply Restricted access: i.e. intending user to consult Archivist and have their attention drawn to obligation not to identify individuals, if necessary to produce confirmation of bona fides.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The first accession of material (accession 59) was acquired 1974. The second accession was given to The Wellcome Library by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in January 2002.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), 2nd edition, 1999 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2009

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